About This Listing
Uniquely styled newly renovated studio apartment situated in trendy Highgate just a short walk from the Beaufort St cafe strip and public transport. Secure parking, WIFI, a gorgeous park next door, leafy views and filtered water on tap!
You won't get anything quite as unique and perfectly placed to discover Perth from than The Cheetah Cave! Built in the 1960's and freshly renovated throughout, this small apartment has an original parquetry floor, generous storage spaces, a queen size bed, leafy views from all windows and WIFI.
Undoubtedly the feature of the space is the cheetah billboard that stretches 6.5 metres across the living area. Second to this is the beautifully crafted clay plaster wall that soaks up plastic out-gassing and creates a natural air-conditioning. The floor to ceiling glass tiling in the bathroom is also elegant and awesome!
The apartment is located just a short walk from the trendy Beaufort Street cafe strip as well as bus stops and the East Perth (trans-Australia) train station. Via public transport the city is just 5mins away and 15 on foot.
Situated on the first floor in a small complex of 38, the apartment has easy and direct foot access from the street (up 4 steps). Secure parking is also available for guests with cars (locked gate).
The total space 40sq mtrs.
The park next door has a play-ground and a free BBQ ~ excellent for entertaining friends with little ones and pets.
Interaction with Guests
Generally it's just a hello with key drop-off. We are always available by phone and live close by (site of our other listings) so guests are welcome to pop by for a cuppa.
Great restaurants, interesting shops, parks, public transport and ever so close to the Perth CBD. Ideal if you're in Perth for soccer, rugby or any event at the NIB stadium in East Perth.
Train and bus transport is very close and pretty easy to get familiar with. Umbrellas are provided for the short walks if it rains.
Other Things to Note
NB : Sadly not all residents in the block are as house-proud as us - the less than 5 star cleanliness rate is a comment about the grounds which can look scruffy. Rest assured that The Cheetah Cave is a squeaky clean sanctuary!
No smoking inside. Please take care with the billboard & the wonderfully restored wandoo parquetry floor : )
Loved the Cave. What a sweet little space. Creative decor and a great kitchen are just two things that make the space great. The space was also equipped with thoughtful extras including an umbrella and a grocery trolley I made much use of. Linda was great as well. We had a couple minor glitches on check-in but Linda was easy to reach and helped me resolve things right away. I plan to stay again next time I'm in Perth.
The cave was just great. Host is super friendly and helpful if you have any question (also non-apartment related). Location is great since you are just short walk away from CBD or bus/train transportation.
We also did some remote work during our stay, so internet connection was important. Really good signal and enough bandwidth to do daily Skype meetings.
Really enjoyed our stay.
The cheetah cave is great. Linda answered all messages promptly and everything during the stay was wonderful.
I previously stayed in another property hosted by Linda. Unfortunately the other property was not available this time round so I ended up staying in the Cheetah Cave. I was not disappointed.
As before, the communication was excellent. The place was clean and within walking distance to restaurants and public transport. Lovely view of the park beside the apartment.
I recommend this property. It is a studio but plenty of room with facilities for cooking. Laundry is available in a communal facility.
The Cheetah Cave is great. I didn't expect it that good, but it was awesome. It is exactly as shown on the pictures. Linda answered all messages immediately and everything worked fine. The apartment is clean and the bed really comfortable. Would definitely stay there again!
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About the Host, Linda
Hi I'm Linda and I live with my husband Ian, our 19yo son Oli and our golden cocker spaniel Lola on a wonderful patch of Earth in Mt Lawley not far from the Perth CBD.
We love sharing our home of 30 years with visitors and the 'fix rather than replace' motto we've used to decorate and maintain it and our other Airbnb listings. It means they are quirky as well as comfy and all with a low planetary foot-print : ) We especially love the benches in our kitchen which are crafted from timber milled from a tree we planted over our 29yo son's placenta soon after we moved into our home.
We also love yoga (bikram and yin), meditation, being resourceful, designing houses, listening to music (most sorts), movies (making & writing them occasionally too!) and karaoke-for-therapy. We are conscious consumers and choose fair trade, socially just, sustainable and organic options as much as we can.
Our 1st experience of Airbnb was in New York in 2012 where we stayed on a heritage-listed ferry boat anchored in New Jersey - the hosts were wonderful and the views from the ferry of the Manhattan skyline were amazing!!!
We love Airbnb because it's contributing to the development of the 'new currency of reputation and trust'. There's a couple of powerful TED talks by Rachel Botsman on 'collaborative consumption' that you might like to check out on Youtube - the most recent one talks about Airbnb.
We have 3 Airbnb listings : our eclectic spare-room, a self-contained duplex and the Cheetah Cave! Please check them out and if you're interested to book please be in touch with any questions.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon : )
With gratitude and love, Linda, Ian, Oli & Lola
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